Medalion Blouse

It’s almost end of April. My shoulders are getting better and I’m ready to knit again.
Preview of Interweave summer, 2015 is up a couple days ago. I have to write up something on my blog hurry.
I’m so lucky to show two of my designs on the knit.purl S/S issue. Introduced Labyrinth cardigan already and It’s time to talk about Medallion blouse. I got inspiration about this garment from insect. Especially beetle.
This blouse has very unique shape. Back width is larger than front. Also, Back armhole depth is deeper than front.
Suggest over 10″ positive ease for your bust size. I’m sure it has very comfortable fit.


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Finished Size 48 (52, 56, 60½)” bust circumference. Blouse shown measures 48″, modeled with 14″ of positive ease.

Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #24797 doe, 8 (8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): straight and 16″ circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows = 4″ in St st.

A charted lace pattern makes a medallion at the neck of this pullover, while the extra-wide back creates ruching at the shoulder seams. The overall look is retro, yet sophisticated.

Labyrinth cardigan

I’m back! 🙂 I was so quiet last two months. I have a pain on my right lower shoulder since I was a little girl. It was no big deal and I knew how to deal with it. But, pain came back to me again and I needed to time to take care of myself.
It was peaceful and lazy vacation from all crafty things.
I feel much better. I can’t wait to hold yarn and needle on my hands anymore.
Also I would love to show my newest design titled Labyrinth cardigan in knit.purl magazine.

ⓒInterweave Knits


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ⓒInterweave Knits


ⓒInterweave Knits


Finished Size 30 (32 ½ , 36, 39)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 30″, modeled with 4″ of negative ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Good Earth (53% cotton, 47% linen; 204 yd [187 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #103 desert, 8 (8, 9, 10) skeins. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; 7 (7, 7, 8) 1 1/8” buttons.

Gauge 23 sts and 29 rows = 4″ in Rib and Welt patt.

Worked in one piece to the armholes, this jacket features an allover maze-like pattern of knits and purls that creates ribs and welts across the fabric. The effect on gauge is intriguing. Because the fabric behaves much like a rib, choose a size with negative ease.

I will be back with my onother design. Happy Knitting!